San Luis Obispo, CA Fire Protection Tanks

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San Luis Obispo County CA is no stranger to fires. Like the 2016 Chimney Fire that broke out near Lake Nacimiento. It burned around 45,108 acres. San Luis Obispo like all other counties in CA knows the need for fire protection tanks.

The county seat is San Luis Obispo city. The 2020 census recorded the population of San Luis Obispo County as 282,424. The county grew around the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa that was built in 1772.

The economy of San Luis Obispo is made up of mainly three things:

Agricultural industries need water storage tanks for fire protection and more.
Cities and communities in San Luis Obispo County include:
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What Is a Fire Protection Tank

A fire protection tank is a dedicated water storage tank. It is specifically for fire prevention and protection. It must be clearly labeled as a fire tank. Also, it must meet all the local, county, and state regulations and standards.

A fire protection tank should only be one part of your fire protection plan. Other things to include in your fire protection plan include:

Fire Tanks for both Commercial and Residential

Fire tanks are used by bother commercial and residential areas in San Luis Obispo County.

What are the differences between commercial and residential fire tanks? Two main differences are:

Commercial uses require larger capacity tanks due to size of property and number of structures.

Residential fire tanks can be smaller. That is because they are usuallydealing with one maybe two structures. At most there may be three structures on residential properties. Often the residential property size is much smaller making it easier to cover with less water.

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Water Storage Tanks in San Luis Obispo County

Water storage tanks in San Luis Obispo County have many uses besides fire protection. Fire protection tanks are the most important use but other uses include:
Each tank must be clearly marked, especially fire protection tanks.

City, County and State of California Fire Code Requirements for Water Tanks

Fire tanks and the installation of the fire tanks must meet all local, county, and state regulations and codes. They must also be NFPA-22 compliant.

San Luis Obispo County codes for building and fire must be followed.This is to ensure proper protection with your fire protection tank.

The San Luis Obispo County Services and programs can help educate you on fire protection tanks, evacuation planning, and more.

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NFPA-22 Compliant Water Tanks

NFPA-22 is a national standard. It covers all aspects of a fire protection tank from the design, building, maintenance, and installation of the tank. This includes any connections or valves to allow hookup of hoses by owner and local fire departments.

Steel Bolted or Poly Tanks Available for Fire protection in San Luis Obispo County

Both steel bolted or poly (plastic) tanks are available. Either can be used as fire protection tanks in San Luis Obispo County.

The main differences of these two tanks are capacity size and material used to make it.

Commercial customers usually require steel bolted tanks as they offer a larger capacity. Steel bolted tanks have a capacity between 4,000 gallons and 2,868,000 gallons. It allows commercial properties enough water to cover their structures and land.

Residential customers will normally choose poly tanks. Poly tanks capacity is between t 400 gallons and 15,500 gallons. This is plenty of water for the few structures and acres they need to cover.

A combination of tanks may work well for wineries in San Luis Obispo. Wineries will need water for irrigation, drinking, wastewater, and more.

Deciding on what size tank you need involves looking at a couple of factors. These factors include:
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Fire protection tanks can be made to fit everyone’s needs and still be compliant with all the local, state, and national regulations. If you wish connectors and valves on the tank make that known before the tank begins being built.

The goal is to have enough capacity to keep fire from spreading through your property. It should also reduce the risk of total loss. Due to the high number of wildfires the past few years some people have seen their insurance premium rise dramatically. Some have had their policy cancelled altogether.

Having a fire prevention plan can help reduce the risk of total loss. That includes the loss of your insurance.